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are wounded. i'm katie couric. it happened at a medical facility where soldiers are screened before deployment. >> we needed to seek shelter immediately, close and lock our doors and windows. at that point, we didn't know that there had been some mass shooting. >> couric: the entire base was locked down, and two additional arrests were made. this tragedy plays out amid growing concern about violence on military bases as america fights two wars. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. it is the last place you'd expect american soldiers to come under attack-- their own military base-- but that's what happened today at fort hood in kileen, texas, midway between austin and waco. it is america's largest military base. today, according to the army, an officer opened fire inside a soldier readiness center, a facility where military personnel are prosed before a
men and women who lost their lives. >> that family lost their gem. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, the fort hood suspect. scene wearing a muslim prayer robe hours before the massacre. new details about his opposition to america's wars and what could have motivated them to attack his fellow soldiers. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's an army psychiatrist deeply opposed to america's wars and now accused of committing one of the worst attacks ever at a military base on u.s. soil. tonight, we're learning more about major nidal mailk hasan who authorities say opened fire on fellow soldiers at fort hood in killeen, texas, yesterday. this was a day of mourning at the base where 12 soldiers and one civilian were killed in the massacre at a soldier readiness center. some were about to deploy overseas, others had just returned home. authorities now say 34 people were wounded, including hasan, who was initially counted among the dead. he's in critical but stable condition and has been moved to the bro
wow. >> that's it for us on 9 news now at 6:00. and the "cbs evening news" with katie couric is next. >>> and don't forget, wusatv9.com is always on. have a great night. >> couric: tonight, important health news affecting millions of americans. a government panel says most women under 50 no longer need to be screened for breast cancer. and new concerns about two of the most popular cholesterol will have lowering drugs. i'm katie couric. also tonight mr. who? tear down that firewall. president obama challenges china's government to allow unfettered access to the internet. sarah palin back on the trail, this time selling a book. and he version of the 2008 presidential campaign. and what has steve hartmann gotten himself into now? >> good lord! you are kidding me! >> couric: wait until you see tonight's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. snipe and good evening, everyone. we're beginning with a story that will affect millions of american women. government health experts made a major change today in the guidelines fo
sunshine and 55. >> sounds good. that's it for 9news at 6:00. cbs evening news with katie couric is next. don't forget wusa9.com is always on. have a good night. >> couric: tonight, president obama orders 30,000 more u.s. troops to afghanistan as he plans to lay out his new strategy in a nationwide address. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a manhunt in washington state. the search is on for a career criminal wanted in the brutal murders of four police officers. the tiger woods mystery continues. after crashing his s.u.v., he's now pulling out of his own tournament and still not talking to the police. and a great american city honors our own steve hartman. why? because he asked. >> reporter: could i get one of those keys? >> yeah, i'll get you one. hey, ken! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the orders have gone out. president obama is sending tens of thousands of additional u.s. troops to afghanistan. the first wave is expected to arrive by christmas. tomorrow night, president obama will outline his new
. and it was this tall young man standing there. and in a suit. >> this woman's name is katie callow way. she was 25 then, a black jack dealer and single mother. >> i rolled down my window. he said i'm really sorry. i didn't mean to frighten you. but my car won't start. i was just wondering which way are you going? >> reporter: she had no idea, of course, that another woman would come forward to claim the man in the denim suit tried to abduct her just an hour earlier. >> he didn't look to me like what i thought a rapist should look like. >> reporter: katie call way let the man into her car and began drivi in the direction of her boyfriend's house. >> and as i got to the side street i was going to turn on, he says actually it's just past that porch light right there. and at that point he slammed my head into the steering wheel. and just over powered me. he graed my keys, threw them on the floor. had handcuffs out of his pocket. he said all i want is a piece of ass. if you cooperate, you won't get hurt. >> reporter: nothing could have been further from the truth. philip garrido had a plan for katie. they t
." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. snipe and good evening, everyone. we're beginning with a story that will affect millions of american women. government health experts made a major change today in the guidelines for breast cancer screening. with nearly 200,000 women in this country expected to be diagnosed this year and more than 40,000 expected to die from it, early detection has long been emphasized as a way to save lives. and over a recent two-year period, 64% of women in their 40s got a mammogram. 40 has been the age women were told to start getting screened, but now the experts say most women should wait until they're 50. dr. jennifer ashton is with us tonight. jennifer, that is major shift in what we've been told for years. >> reporter: that's right, katie. these new guidelines challenge long-standing guidelines for detecting breast cancer. they come from a respected panel of government medical expert which is regularly makes recommendations on how to prevent disease. >> no, don't jump! don't jump! >> reporter: 42-year-old jessica mos
evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with a story sure to affect millions of american families: the biggest recall of baby cribs in u.s. history. more than two million cribs with drop-downsides made by the kay canadian company stork craft. the consumer product safety commission says the defect in these cribs is linked to four deaths and over the past decade this type of crib has been blamed for dozens of deaths. our the "early show" consumer reporter susan koeppen has details. >> reporter: michelle it witte thought her son tyler was safely tucked into his crib but when she went back to check on him... >> i immediately fell to my knees and started screaming. >> reporter: the crib she considered to be tyler's safe haven had turned out to be a death trap. he has been sleeping in a crib with the drop-down side. somehow his head got stuck in a gap between the side rail and head board. >> to see the horrific sight of him strangled between the head board and side rail of his crib was just horrifying to me. >> reporter: according to the consumer
not the way to end things on a friday. >> have a good weekend. cbs evening news with katie couric is next. have a good night. couric: tonight, for the second time this week, a major change in guidelines for cancer screening. this time, it's o.b./g.y.n. saying most women should get pap smears less frequently. i'm katie couric. also tonight, fewer states are reporting major outbreaks of the h1n1 flu. but with the holiday travel season coming up, there's growing concern the virus will spread. what's going on at this company? 26 employees have committed suicide in the past two years. and the queen of daytime television giving up her throne. >> 25 years feels right in my bones, and it feels right in my spirit. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and geographic, everyone. this week is ending as it began-- with a big change in cancer screening guidelines for women. first we got the controversial recommendations about breast cancer and mammograms, and today it was serve cancer. the nation's obstetricians and gynecologists are now saying
of it than we knew. meanwhile, the british may have a better system for fighting that flu. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the president tells his war planners "go back to the drawing board." he's not happy with their proposals for afghanistan and asks for more options-- meaning further delay. what's left of ida batters the east coast, knocking out power to tens of thousands. and surfing on the job. while some employers are cracking down, others say it's the new way to do business. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. it's a lot more widespread than they thought. federal health officials today put out new number for the h1n1 flu. they showed 22 million americans have come down with it so far, and nearly 4,000 have died, including 540 chirp. but the officials say the higher numbers do not mean the epidemic is getting worse, we're just getting a much more accurate count. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: today's numbers are about four times higher than what the c.d.c. reported just six days ago. >> oh, i know! >
'll want to run for elected office i think she'll have to sit down with katie couric among others in the future. >> that will do a number, joe walsh. do you think sarah palin's finger in the eye criticism in the media is playback and she's playing to the base. >> i think she also feels like she has a griefance. i'm very hard on her in policy ways, but i think she feels she's been held to a different standard. i'm excited to be here with matt today because he wrote a column about how she can redeem herself and possibly run for office last week, i think it was in "the wall street journal" and it read like science fiction or satire in the sense that matt had high hopes that she could do that, and she didn't take any of his advice this week. you know, she really is poking her finger in the eye of the media, really ignoring independents. matt called her more popular than john edwards or less unpopular than john edwards and that's a really low bar. >> let me get matt to comment. >> well, i'm glasse glad you're closely reading my work, but the fact is public perceptions of political figu
this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. it's a lot more widespread than they thought. federal health officials today put out new number for the h1n1 flu. they showed 22 million americans have come down with it so far, and nearly 4,000 have died, including 540 chirp. but the officials say the higher numbers do not mean the epidemic is getting worse, we're just getting a much more accurate count. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: today's numbers are about four times higher than what the c.d.c. reported just six days ago. >> oh, i know! >> our estimates, we believe, give us a better estimate of how much disease, hospitalization, and death there is. >> reporter: the government now believes roughly eight million children have come down with the virus. in addition to the 540 who have died, 36,000 have been hospitalized. among adults 18 to 64, there were an estimated 12 million cases. 53,000 hospitalizations and almost 3,000 deaths. >> what we are seeing in 2009 is unprecedented. >> reporter: but the agency insists the outbreak hasn't actu
, the scene of tragedy last week, scenes of joy as soldiers from iraq come home. i'm katie couric. also tonight, he left an extensive electronic paper trail. investigators follow the writings of fort hood shooting suspect major nidal malik hasan. and can a donation by legislation? >> trying to match up legislation like that is erroneous. you shouldn't do that, sharyl? >> reporter: we'll follow the congressman and the money. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for the first time as problem led the nation in observing veterans day, honoring the men and women who have risked their lives and, in many cases, given their lives for their country. and there was another first today, not just for this president but any president. after placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery-- as so many of his predecessors have done-- the president went where no commander-in-chief had laid foot before: section 60 at arlington where veterans of iraq and afghanistan-- the war he now leads-- are laid to
for you. i'm katie couric. also tonight, an air traffic nightmare. a computer glitch in salt lake city leaves travelers stranded at airports all over the country. the government says united airlines and other big companies dumped their pension responsibilities on taxpayers, even as executives got huge retirement packages. and the must-have, can't-find toy of the holiday season. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. it's down now to two health care reform bills, the one the house passed two weeks ago and the one senate majority leader harry reid put out today, the first test vote will happen on saturday. reid hasn't locked up the 60 votes he needs to get it through. his bill would extend coverage to 94% of americans, the house bill, 96%. nancy cordes tells us the major difference-- cost. ( applause ). >> reporter: exuberant senate democrats hailed their long-awaited final health care bill today. like the house bill, this senate version would impose an immediate ban on insurance industry abuses, such as drop
as the health secretary appears to distance herself from them. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the attorney general defends his decision to try the 9/11 master mind in civilian court. >> he will not select the prosecution venue, i will select it. >> couric: the president says anyone leaking information from his afghan war deliberations should be fired. >> we are making decisions that are life and death. >> couric: and cracking down on drunk drivers with the toughest d.w.i. law in the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. the confusion just keeps growing over those new guidelines for breast cancer screening. a federal panel said most women should start getting routine mammograms at age 50, not 40. but many doctors and the american cancer society disagree and today the secretary of health and human services added to the controversy when she seemed to keep her distance from the new recommendations. we'll be hearing from her in just a moment. but first, wyatt andrews in washington, where the issue has now spi
6:00. the cbs evening news with katie couric is next. we'll see you at 7:00. wusa9.com is always out. >> couric: tonight, the road to recovery. after four years in the red, ford drives its way back to profitability. i'm katie couric. also tonight, new data confirms, children need two shots of the h1n1 vaccine. and latest test results show the vaccine is safe and effective for pregnant women. return to ground zero. a salute to the navy's newest warship built with world trade center steel. plus... >> fire in the hole! >> couric: steve hartman risks his hering in tonight's "assignment america". >> you may want to hold your ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's the kind of news we've waited a long time to hear. two industries hit hard by the recession are finally showing signs of rebounding. today the government reported construction spending rose by .8% in september, powered by the largest jump in home building in more than six years. and ford has made a u-turn, announcing today that it earned a th
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. as president obama continues his travels in asia, he's facing some political trouble back home. a cbs news poll out tonight shows his job approval is falling, it's 53% now, ten points lower than it was in june and his disapproval rating is up ten points. the president met in beijing today with his chinese counterpart and afterwards spoke about the growing cooperation between the two countries. but there is a lot that the two men don't agree on. our chief white house correspondent chip reid is traveling with the president in beijing. >> reporter: in beijing, president obama was honored by chinese president hu jintao at an elaborate state dinner. and treated to a tour of the forbidden city. but after hours of meetings where little progress was made, the two leaders put their wide differences on display. one of president obama's top priorities here was to prod china to open its markets to u.s. goods. >> this will lead to increased u.s. exports and jobs. >> reporter: president huh ignore
of these shows there's a lot of editing that goes on. the whole katie couric thing which she describes in detail, so much was left on the cutting room floor because it's gotcha. >> and she should never have done that. that's one of the things -- i talked to her outside the studio. it's one of those things where you only do it live. you only do it for 15 minutes. you take whatever comes. and you don't give them two hours. sean, you're one of the most articulate people on television. in two hours you're going to say one or two things you will regret. sean: me? >> in two minutes i will say a couple of things i'll regret. sean: i don't do interviews. i try to stay away as many -- from as many people as i can. i got four hours. a lot of this is gotcha, how can we make you look bad? so the more time a candidate spends with a reporter, the liberal media, what? >> she should have done it live. if i would have been her advisor i would have said cbs, katie couric, abc, nbc, come, i'll do an interview with any of you but you're going to come out to indiana or kentucky. you're going to come out to nebraska
captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's the kind of news we've waited a long time to hear. two industries hit hard by the recession are finally showing signs of rebounding. today the government reported construction spending rose by .8% in september, powered by the largest jump in home building in more than six years. and ford has made a u-turn, announcing today that it earned a third quarter profit of nearly a billion dollars. national correspondent dean reynolds reports on a rare occurrence of late: a detroit success story. >> reporter: it's been 51 months since ford last made money selling cars in this country, so today's numbers were reason for company executives to crow a little. >> consumers are really seeing the value in our products and we're seeing that in our revenue. >> reporter: ford, which avoided the bankruptcy that befell chrysler and g.m. gained market share and made money around the globe. $357 million in north america, $247 million in south america, $193 million in europe, and $27 m
this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. the confusion just keeps growing over those new guidelines for breast cancer screening. a federal panel said most women should start getting routine mammograms at age 50, not 40. but many doctors and the american cancer society disagree and today the secretary of health and human services added to the controversy when she seemed to keep her distance from the new recommendations. we'll be hearing from her in just a moment. but first, wyatt andrews in washington, where the issue has now spilled into the wider debate over health care reform. >> reporter: after days of confusion over the new mammogram recommendations, today came the politics. >> this is how rationing begins. >> reporter: several republicans including this group of congresswomen, called the new study a glimpse of the rationing and government interference that's coming under democratic health care reform. under the new guidelines, they said, insurance companies might stop covering routine mammograms. >> my fear is, yes, insurance companies will say
the road he is on right now. >> she how screwed up the katy interview. >> i don't blame people for thinking i was not qualified. >> is she preparing for a talk show and should oprah watch her back. >> the screaming headlines that brad and angelina may be breaking up. what's the truth? tonight "showbiz tonight" with the dramatic new public way brad and angie are trying to put the rumors to rest. and tonight, the startling big bucks offer to carrie prejean for her solo sex tape. should we say sex tapes? will carrie go for it? the offer? tv's most provocative entertainment news show starts right now. >> i'm a.j. hammer broadcasting tonight and every night from new york city. >> i'm brooke anderson from hollywood. tonight when sarah met ohm ra. the much-hyped face off between sarah palin and oprah winfrey was revealed to the world today. "showbiz tonight" is here to tell you in word, wow! there is a good reason they are calling the revelations a tell all. she is telling all about the shocking pregnancy of her teenage daughter, bristol and her feud with the baby's father, soon to be "playgirl" c
, what have investigators turned up so far? >> reporter: well, katie, law enforcement tells cbs news that after going through all their files on known or suspected terrorists, they have found nothing to change their belief major nidal malik hasan acted alone. investigators have now begun tracking how major hasan lived and what he did with his money. he was a psychiatrist in the army medical corps with no family to support yet he was living like a private. according to army pay charts, a major with hasan's time in service would make $92,000 a year in base pay and allowances. as a psychiatrist, he would have earned specialty pay on top of that. yet he lived in a $350 a month apartment even though he received $1,100 a month in housing allowance. judging by the things hasan gave away shortly before his rampage, he had few worldly possessions. one possible explanation? members of a mosque where he worshipped said he was a very generous man who helped others pay their utility bills. outside the mosque, he seemed to live in cyberspace. law enforcement sources say he was a prolific communica
. >> i think the worst part is of those katie couric interviews, i don't think the mccain campaign kept a complete tape of its own of that whole thing. i would love to see it. i would love to see the entire tape in its entirety. we'll never see that. we'll only see the nine minutes cbs selected. >> i'm not even a political consultant and when i heard she would -- that katie would be the first interview, i thought this is the same katie that tears presidents apart. people who have sat in that oval office. and i thought something's got to be up here. they've agreed to sit down with her. i had -- nothing against katie. but that wouldn't have been my first interview. sean: charlie gibson was. i was the second. and then katie was third. >> there's no reason to even do katie at that point. the debate was coming up. they didn't need to do it. and to put her unprepared, really, made no sense. >> and the other thing that was hard is she was now having to adapt to senator mccain's positions. she couldn't voice her hone positions. she now had to voice his positions. sean: otherwise it will be seen
there. it hurt gibson because a lot of women said that's not fair. katie couric is a different story. now, katie couric asked you an easy question and you booted it, governor. >> i sure did. >> what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand. >> i read most of them, again with a great appreciates for the press, for the media. >> like ones specifically? i'm curious. >> all of them. bill: if somebody asks what do you read? you say i read the "new york times," the "wall street journal," the "the washington post." i can reel them off in my sleep. you couldn't do it? >> well, of course i could. it's ridiculous to suggest that or to say that i couldn't tell people what i read. because by that point already the t. was relatively early in that multi segmented interview with katie couric. it was quite obvious that it was going to be a bit of an annoying interview with a badgering of the questions. it seemed to me that she didn't know anything about alaska, about my job as governor, about my accomplishments as a mayor or a
this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening. katie is off. we begin with several new developments in the case of the couple who snuck into tuesday night's state dinner. late today, the white house said the husband and wife didn't just mingle with guests, they actually met president obama on the receiving line. and the director of the secret service apologized for the security breach saying his agency is deeply concerned and embarrassed. bob orr is in washington tonight with the latest. bob? >> reporter: harry, the most notorious break-in since watergate has taken on a high-powered twist, with word the party crashers hawaii hi and tareq salahi came face to face with president obama at today's state dpiner. confirmation came late today from the white house who said the couple who attended the event without an invitation did meet the president at the receiving line. that means somewhere there's likely a white house photo of the unauthorized encounter but the picture has not been released. the secret service has taken full responsibility for the breach saying in a stateme
for more victims. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the problems monitoring and tracking sex offenders. across the country, many in law enforcement warn the system is failing. with the h1n1 vaccine so scarce, how did this clinic dallas get thousands of doses? plus, they made fun of him because he's different. >> reporter: how does that make you feel? >> really sad. real sad. >> couric: now he's out to stop bullies everywhere and he's tonight's "american spirit." >> yes! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we begin tonight in cleveland where a mass murder case is getting more gruesome by the day. a home on imperial avenue on the city's east side has become a massive crime scene. some veteran detectivs say it's the worst they have ever seen. the remains of 11 women were discovered there over the past few days, some may have been there for years. today, police said they may start tearing down the walls to search for even more victims. randall pinkston is in cleveland with more on the investigation and the suspect
on trial in civilian court just blocks from ground zero. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the alleged fort hood gunman could be facing the death penalty. and his lawyer says major nidal malik hasan may be paralyzed from the waste down. a eureka moment-- nasa says there's water on the moon and lots of it. and on the waterfront-- a triumph of the american spirit. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> and good evening, everyone. a new administration, a new and different plan for bringing alleged terrorists to justice. attorney general eric holder announced today the man who admits he planned the 9/11 attackes that killed nearly 3,000 people, khalid sheikh mohammed, will be tried not by the military but by a federal civilian court. and the government will almost certainly seek the death penalty. president obama traveling in asia today said mohamed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. bob orr tells us, mohammed will be tried, along with four accomplices, here in new york city, not far from where the world trade center stood until se
. so spare parts on their way. >>> sarah palin's new book by the way has some harsh words for katie couric. she writes that the cbs anchor was condescending, biassed and badgering during their interview. and palin said that she was annoyed by couric's constant president. >> my friend betsy, she-s the curtain to get back stage, and there's the perky one again with the cameras rolling, i'm like, dang, give me a couple of minutes to gather -- >> the perky one. >> the quality of the interview and the questions speak for themselves. >>> five men have been arrested after allegedly using a fake sir war hadn't rying to rob a back. they demanded money. the fbi says they handcuffed and threatened a bank manager when he refused to turn over the cash. >>> four people have died after their car was hit by a train. this happened near the south carolina, georgia state line last night. the car tried to get around a crossing arm and beat the amtrak train. it pushed the car a mile down the tracks before coming to a stop. no one on the train was hurt. >>> more folks across the country are going hungry,
this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we begin tonight in cleveland where a mass murder case is getting more gruesome by the day. a home on imperial avenue on the city's east side has become a massive crime scene. some veteran detectivs say it's the worst they have ever seen. the remains of 11 women were discovered there over the past few days, some may have been there for years. today, police said they may start tearing down the walls to search for even more victims. randall pinkston is in cleveland with more on the investigation and the suspect's first day in court. >> reporter: 50-year-old convicted sex offender anthony sowell stared straight ahead as he was described by prosecutors as an incredibly dangerous threat to the public. the judge ordered him held without bond on charges of rape, kidnapping, and five counts of murder and that could just be the beginning. police showed up at sowell's door on the east side of cleveland last thursday to investigate an alleged rape. armed with a search warrant, they found 11 dead women, five buried in the bac
" with katie couric. >> and good evening, everyone. a new administration, a new and different plan for bringing alleged terrorists to justice. attorney general eric holder announced today the man who admits he planned the 9/11 attackes that killed nearly 3,000 people, khalid sheikh mohammed, will be tried not by the military but by a federal civilian court. and the government will almost certainly seek the death penalty. president obama traveling in asia today said mohamed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. bob orr tells us, mohammed will be tried, along with four accomplices, here in new york city, not far from where the world trade center stood until september 11, 2001. >> reporter: eight years after the most devastating terror attack on american soil, the accused architects of 9/11 will be transferred from military custody at guatanamo bay, where they've been held for years, to a federal lockup in new york and tried in a civilian courthouse just blocks from ground zero. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death penalty against each of the alleged 9/11 co
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it is one of the toughest and most important duties any president faces: comforting the families of america's fallen heroes and the nation that grieves along with them. that's what president obama did today at fort hood where 12 soldiers and one civilian were killed in cold blood, allegedly by another soldier. some 15,000 mourners gathered at this country's largest military base for a memorial service. before it began, the president and mrs. obama met privately with the families of those who died and with some of the 29 wounded. following the service, the obamas visited some of those still in the hospital. national correspondent dean reynolds is at fort hood with more about this day of remembrance. >> reporter: their helmets and boots are are what they left. soldiers slain on american soil, volunteers turned victims. >> as we wrap our arms around the families of our fallen comrades, i would say to you all grieve with us, don't grieve for us. those who have fallen did so in the service of their
, i'm a little nervous. >> reporter: two years after being in remission, anna and katie met for the first time with plenty of hugs, laughter and tears to go around. >> it is wonderful to meet you. thank you. it is just a little something. ♪ thank you thank you ♪ thank you thank you ♪ thank you thank you >> and anna robinson, okay, i'm already crying -- and katie quinn are with us this morning. their story is featured in the december issue of "self" magazine. lucy is the magazine's editor in chief and dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. good morning to all of you. we have to talk about this meeting. when you saw her and knew what she had done for you and she presented you then another gift, this necklace, what went through you? >> i can't thank her enough. she saved my life. there are no words to express how grateful i am for the second chance at life that she's given me and the chance to travel again and be with my boyfriend and be with my family. >> and you, katie, you're just watching that and knowing what you've done, i see tears in your eyes. because
presidential campaign. correspondent richard lui joins us now. and that includes the interview with katie couric. and what does she call her? >>> well, she calls her -- you're talking about katie couric, right? >> yeah. >> there's a loft descriptive words, condescending, biased, badgering. that's some of the ways sarah palin described katie couric. she said she didn't respond well to some of the questions because she was annoyed by couric's constant presence. she described one incidence after she had just finished a campaign rally. >> my friend opens the curtain for me to get backstage and there's the perky one again with the microphone and the cameras rolling and i'm like, dang, give me just a couple of minutes to gather -- with all due respect, yeah. nicely. >> so pretty perky, too. >> well, cbs' news president says -- yeah, that's right. the president of cbs saying the quality of the interview and the questions, they speak for themselves. >> wow. palin also claims in her book that she was basically tricked into doing the interview in the first place. how so? >> well, palin says she was
evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening. katie is on assignment. it is election night, and voters across the country are having their say. will the results turn into trends that have national implications? a lot of money and manpower has been spent on several key races. topping that list, gubernatorial contests in virginia, where the republican is favored. and in new jersey, which is expected to be very tight. two special house elections are being held in upstate new york and outside san francisco. washington state is holding a referendum on extending new rights to domestic partners. while in maine, they're voting on whether to overturn the state law that allows same-sex marriages. also, they're electing mayors in six major cities: new york, boston, detroit, pittsburgh, atlanta, and houston. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. jeff, what should we be looking for this evening? >> reporter: harry, predicting national trends from off year elections is like predicting the world series winner from spring training. there are some lessons we might learn fro
. katie? >> couric: dean reynolds at fort hood. dean, thanks very much for that very moving report tonight. while the president mentioned every soldier who died by name, he did not name the fellow soldier who allegedly killed them, major nidal malik hasan, recovering tonight in a military hospital from his wounds. justice correspondent bob orr has the latest on the investigation of hasan and his ties to an anti-american cleric. >> reporter: radical imam anwar al-awlaki has been on the radar of u.s. intelligence for nearly a decade. so the joint terrorism task force snapped to attention last december with intercepted messages between al-awlaki and a u.s. army officer. officials say over six months, major nidal malik hasan traded ten to 20 messages with the controversial cleric who has ties to al qaeda and the 9/11 hijackers. but officials deemed the communications benign and the f.b.i. concluded hasan presented no imminent threat. nothing suggested violence or an incitement to violence, one senior official said. "we didn't have enough for a preliminary investigation." in a review of hasan's
an emotional response to criticism of his past drug use and spoke to katie couric about his book in which he admits uses countrital meth back this 1987. katie asked him about criticism from martina. >> she said not as much shock that did he it as shock he lied about it and didn't own up to it. he's up there with roger chemical ens as far as i'm concerned. he owned up to it in the book but it doesn't help now. >> quau >> yeah. that's what you don't want to hear, but when somebody takes a performance inhibitor, a recreational drug -- >> versus a performance enhancing drug. >> -- the one thing that i would hope is that there are rules that have to be followed but along with that would come compassion that maybe this person doesn't need condemnation, maybe this person could sap a little help. because i was at a time in my life when i immediated help. >> you can watch katie's entire interview on 60 minutes oig this sunday at 7:00. 6:00 central. debbye debbye? >> all right. coming up, oprah winfrey's daytime drama. why she might be headed in a new direction. we'll be right bac
palin appeared on oprah for one full hour and touched on everything from katie couric to lieu vie johnston to "saturday night live." with me now, matt continetti. randi rhodes, radio talk show host. and kinky friedman. great to see you tonight. great to meet you, kinky. i don't think we've met. >> it's a pleasure, joy. >> did you see the interview? give me your tape. general idea of it. >> i thought it was a soft focus interview. i don't think oprah threw many hard balls at sarah palin. they wanted to talk about what the emotions were like. fitting for oprah. i thought she did great. >> what about you, kinky? were you attracted to her? >> she's a cute little booger -- >> she is. >> she does a good tina fey impersonation. it puts me in a diabetic coma with too much sarah. randi loves me, right? i just think what's more interesting is what it says about us. >> well, oprah asked about the infamous katie couric interview, specifically the part where she was asked what she reads. wat watch. >> i was more like, are you kids me? to me it was in the context of, do you read? it seemed like
the interview with katie couric. >> her book that you're talking about is called "going rogue" and palin describes couric as condescending, biassed and badgering. she said she did not respond well to some of the questions because she was annoyed by couric's constant presence. take a listen. >> my friend opens the curtain for me to get backstage and there's the perky one again with the microphone and the camera is rolling. i'm like dang, give me just a couple of minutes. with all due respect, yeah, nicely. you're pretty perky too. >> a lot of perkiness. cbs's news president says the quality of the interview and the questions speak for themselves there. >> perky one. palin also claims in her book that she was basically tricked into doing the interview in the first place. let's explain that. >> palin says she was driven to do the interview by a campaign adviser named nicole wallace who used to work with couric. she said wallace told her, quote, katie really likes you. she admires you as a working mom and just relates to you. she said katie really needed a career boost and had low self-estee
's a beauty. congratulations. and this is katie. how are you doing in. >> good. >> reporter: tell us about your tie. >> the name of the tie is the snowman. >> reporter: and why did you decide to do that? >> i like winter and it's around the time of my birthday and i like snowmen. >> reporter: what is your birthday? >> december 28th. >> reporter: happy birthday in advance. here's andy. and -- anne. we were here the other day. and joseph a bank presented the hopkins center with a $50,000 check from last year's sales that is indecreed disblibl that is wonderful. >> reporter: and the money goes in. >> to pretty much everything that you can think of that insurance won't coverage and that can be anything for these guys ranging from crafts to play with in the playroom to extra supplies on the units to make sure stay a little more comfortable. >> reporter: 14th year, the miracle tie collection. this year they're being sold across the country. they're $59 they're a great tie and it goes to a great cause, the johns hopkins children's center. >> if you're wondering and not required to wear a tie for
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